The short answer is, YES! Eggs are one of the best sources of protein around. They are considered a complete protein as they include all 8 essential amino acids. They are extremely versatile and a cheaper alternative to meat. As well as an excellent source of protein, eggs are packed with vitamins and minerals and contain no carbohydrate.
Previous guidelines suggested the consumption of eggs should be limited due to the risk they pose on cholesterol levels. Recently, all health organisations have lifted this restriction as a result of recent research suggesting that dietary cholesterol does not affect blood cholesterol. Only a small amount of the cholesterol we eat actually enters the blood stream. There is no recommended limit on the number of eggs you can consume in your diet however, they should be used as part of a varied diet.
Eggs are an excellent choice as part of a healthy balance diet. They can be used to make a quick and easy meal and are great for breakfast. A medium egg contains around 5 g of quality protein, 5 g of fat and fewer than 80 calories, leaving you feeling fuller for longer.
Egg based breakfast ideas include: